Low-Calorie Pie Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-calorie pie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

All-American Apple Pies

Rating: Unrated
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Little apple pies are baked in hollowed out shells of apples, topped with a pie crust lattice, and baked until golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Banana Split Tarts

Ready in just five minutes, this dessert for one is super-satisfying.

Fried Apple Pie Rolls

Rating: Unrated
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In this healthy take on apple pie, wonton wrappers stand in for pie crust, saving you calories and the headache of rolling out dough. We like to use Granny Smith apples because they hold their shape and provide tart balance to the sweet filling. Try dipping these handheld crispy treats in whipped cream.

Mini Pecan Pies

Rating: Unrated
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The key to these decadent treats is the portion size--baking them in mini-muffin tins keeps the carbs and saturated fat in check. And maple syrup allows you to make this pecan pie recipe without corn syrup.

Almond & Pear Rose Tarts

These pretty little two-bite almond and pear tarts are perfect for party buffets, especially in the fall when pears are in season. Thinly slicing the pears lets you roll up the tarts more neatly, giving you a bakery-worthy presentation. If you have a mandoline, this is a good time to pull it out. Cold puff pastry is important to ensure you get irresistibly flaky results. Want to make this easy, healthy dessert gluten-free? Just swap in gluten-free puff pastry, found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. And don't forget to use an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend to roll it out!

Reduced-Butter Pie Pastry

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Let's face it: it's tough to make a great pie pastry without butter. However, it is possible to make a very fine pastry with a little less butter. The trick is first lubricating the flour with a little oil before adding the butter. By doing this, you can make a delicious, easy-to-roll pastry with 5 tablespoons butter instead of the more typical 8 tablespoons. This pastry works great for any fruit pie and for quiches as well. With the latter, you'll want to eliminate the sugar.

Whole-Wheat Pie Crust

Rating: Unrated
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This nutty whole-wheat pie crust recipe is a perfect base for fruit pie fillings and quiches. Do not overmix the dough or the crust will become tough, and chill the dough for at least one hour to ensure flakiness.

Blueberry Tart with Walnut Crust

Rating: Unrated
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For this tart a few tablespoons of maple syrup sweeten the blueberry topping and round out the flavor of the cream filling.

Frozen Raspberry Pie

Rating: Unrated
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This creamy, luscious pie is made by combining a fluffy cooked meringue with a raspberry puree, then pouring the mixture into a chocolate-cookie crust.

Basic Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Rating: Unrated
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This low-fat crustless pumpkin pie is a perfect dessert for the dieters at your holiday meal or people who are watching their carbs.

Lemon Tart with Ginger-Oat Crust

You need two lemons to get enough finely shredded peel and juice for this sure-to-please dessert.

Country Apple Tart

Rating: Unrated
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The pastry for this rustic tart features gets a nutty flavor from fiber-rich oat flour and flaxseed meal. Pecans top it off.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pineapple-Coconut Tart

Using peel and juice from a fresh lemon gives this pineapple tart a tang that's as refreshing as a tropical breeze.

Peppermint Chocolate Tart

This rich chocolate tart dessert recipe is low in sugar, making it a perfect healthy finish to a heavy holiday meal.

Berry-Cream Cheese Tart

Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries crown this cream cheese-filled tart. This sweet treat, with eye- and taste-appeal for all, meets guidelines for diabetic food plans.